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  • You won't believe some of the reasons Chicago has closed school

    You won't believe some of the reasons Chicago has closed school
    After Chicago-area schools canceled classes two days last week because of brutally low temperatures and dangerous wind chills, many parents and other curmudgeons complained loudly. The phrase "back in the day" was trending around office watercoolers,...
  • Clermont library offering free holiday programs of music, film

    Cooper Memorial Library will offer free holiday programs at the library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont. •The holiday music series will feature the Paul De Ritter Duo from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday performing seasonal music. DaVida, a Christian...
  • Cary Prague: South Windsor remembers a friend and neighbor

    Cary Prague: South Windsor remembers a friend and neighbor
    This week marks a month and one week since South Windsor lost one of its most beloved members, Cary Prague, at age 58. Prague had a major impact on the community, but more importantly, on the hearts he touched. Prague worked in the computer software...
  • Ladies raise cash for troops by trading cookies at American Legion

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas cookies at the River Grove American Legion, where the post’s Ladies Auxiliary held their fourth annual cookie exchange Dec. 13. The club is made up of women who have one or more family member who...
  • Three weeks after Pearl Harbor, grief turns to joy (photos, video)

    Three weeks after Pearl Harbor, grief turns to joy (photos, video)
    When Thomas Reinsmith and his older sister found a letter from Pearl Harbor in late December 1941, they feared what new pain it might bring to their family. Their brother Vincent "Buddy" Reinsmith, then 19, had been reported lost in action and was...
  • Yankee Polecat Insulator Club collectors gather

    For more than a century, glass and porcelain insulators graced the tops of most utility poles. Now that they are no longer used, they have become collectors' items. One group of insulator collectors, called the Polecat Insulators Club, recently held a...
  • Long-delayed Colorado VA hospital suffers another setback

    Construction of the Veterans Administration hospital in Aurora, Colo. — already years behind schedule and hundreds of millions of dollars over budget — was dealt another blow when the company building the facility was told it could walk away...
  • Roundup | Wednesday, Dec. 10

    Roundup | Wednesday, Dec. 10
    BOYS BASKETBALL Sandburg’s Niko Kogionis gets lighter, starts lighting up with three-pointers Niko Kogionis’ goal is to make his final season of high school basketball a memorable one. He figured the best way for that to happen was to...
  • Cookies from home brighten military holidays

    The cookies are on their way! On Sunday, Dec. 7, the Ladies Auxiliary Unit 26 of American Legion Post 26 in Stafford once again spent the better part of a day collecting homemade cookies, bars, fudge, and candies for hometown men and women serving in...
  • Streets in downtown Hampton to close for Friday parade

    Several streets in downtown Hampton will be closed ahead of the Holly Day Parade at 7 p.m. Friday, Hampton Police announced on their Twitter page. The closures are as follows: Beginning at 11 a.m., two lanes of Settlers Landing Road eastbound (two...
  • San Gabriel Valley's El Monte getting a boost from Chinese investors

    San Gabriel Valley's El Monte getting a boost from Chinese investors
    Trucks loaded with construction materials park in front of a vacant lot in El Monte, where a homeless man slumbers on the sidewalk next to a mountain of rags and trash bags. Overhead, colorful flags whip in the breeze, advertising opportunities for...